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Ranks and Badges

When you join the Navy, you'll be provided with advancement opportunities like no other, as well as the chance to earn not just local but also global recognition.

Ranks and Milestones

2nd Lieutenant (2lt) — captain (cpt)

  • Certificate of Competence
  • Bridge Watch-Keeping Certificate
  • Assistant Operations Officer of a Warship/Submarine
  • Operations Officer of a Warship/Submarine/Aircraft
  • Executive Officer of a Warship/Submarine
  • Staff Officer/Section Head (Shore Appointment)

MAJOR (MAJ) — SENIOR LIEUTENANT COLONEL (SLTC)

  • Commanding Officer of a Warship
  • Senior Staff Officer/Branch Head (e.g. Manpower, Intelligence, Operations, Naval Plans, Training)
  • Senior Commanding Officer of a Warship/Submarine
  • Squadron Commander

COLONEL — REAR-ADMIRAL (RADM)

  • Flotilla Commander/Senior Commander/Department Head (e.g. Fleet Commander, Commander Maritime Security Task Force, Commander Naval Diving Unit, Commander Maritime Training and Doctrine Command, Head Naval Personnel, Head Naval Intelligence, Head Naval Operations, Head Naval Plans, Head Naval Training, Head Naval Inspectorate) 
  • Chief of Staff – Naval Staff
  • Chief of Navy

Professional Badges

Ranks and Milestones

ME4

  • Section Head/Staff Officer (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Lead Engineer, Marine Systems/Combat Systems (ship-based or shore-based appointment)
  • Accredited as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) by Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for ME4

 

ME5 - ME6

  • Squadron Commander
  • Senior Branch Head (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Squadron Principal Engineer
  • Commanding Officer of an Engineering Centre or Naval Engineering School
  • Branch Head at Engineering Centre
  • Senior Staff Officer (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Senior Engineer, Marine Systems/Combat Systems (Ship-based or shore-based appointment)

 

ME7 - ME8

  • Chief Engineer, Navy
  • Formation Commander
  • Group Head (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Senior Principal Engineer (Domain & Systems)

Professional Badges

Ranks and Milestones

ME1 — ME3

  • System Operator/Maintainer in various warfare and engineering systems
  • System Supervisor in various warfare and engineering systems
  • Cluster Chief in various warfare and engineering domains
  • Cluster chief of Squadron/Ship/Domain/Base
  • Expert staff in various warfare and engineering domains
  • Coxswain of Ship
  • Promising and good potential ME1/2/3 will be considered for early promotion to ME4 rank

ME4 — ME5

  • Master Chief of Squadron/Base
  • Lead Engineer, Marine Systems/Combat Systems (Ship-based or Shore-based Appointment)
  • Senior Engineer, Marine Systems/Combat Systems (Ship-based or Shore-based Appointment)
  • Staff Officer/Section Head/Senior Staff Officer (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Branch Head of an Engineering Centre
  • Accredited as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) by Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for ME4
  • Accredited as Chartered Engineer (CEng) by IMarEST for ME5

ME6 — ME8

  • Commanding Officer of an Engineering Centre or Naval Engineering School
  • Squadron Principal Engineer
  • Senior Branch Head (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Squadron Commander
  • Senior Principal Engineer (Domain & Systems)
  • Group Head (e.g. Engineering, Systems Engineering, Military Logistics, Plans & Operations)
  • Formation Commander
  • Chief Engineer, Navy

Professional Badges

Ranks and Milestones

Naval Officer Path:2nd Lieutenant (2LT) — Captain (CPT)

  • Chief Instructor 
  • Section Head for UDG (Underwater Demolition Group), CDG (Clearance Diving Group), and SWG (Special Warfare Group) 
  • Officer-in-Commanding
  • Special Force Team Leader
  • Assistant Operations Officer of a Warship
  • Bridge Watch-keeping Certificate 
  • Certificate of Competency

Major (MAJ) — Senior Lieutenant Colonel (SLTC)

  • Head of Department
  • Senior Staff Officer/Head of Branch 
  • Commanding Officer for Warship 
  • Commanding Officer for Dive School 
  • Unit Commanding Officer for UDG (Underwater Demolition Group), CDG (Clearance Diving Group) and SWG (Special Warfare Group)
  • Operations Officer for UDG (Underwater Demolition Group), CDG (Clearance Diving Group) and SWG (Special Warfare Group) 
  • Shipboard Principal Warfare Officer

Colonel (COL) — Rear Admiral (RADM)

  • Chief of Navy
  • Chief of Staff – Naval Staff
  • Fleet Commander
  • Commander MSTF (Maritime Security Task Force)
  • Commander SOTF (Special Operations Task Force)
  • Commander NDU (Naval Diving Unit)
  • Deputy Commander SOTF (Special Operations Task Force)

Warrant Officer/Specialist Career Path:Corporal (CPL) — 1st Sergeant (1SG)

  • Junior Instructor
  • Junior Diver

Staff Sergeant (SSG) — Master Sergeant (MSG)

  • Instructor (Platoon Sergeant)
  • UDT Platoon Sergeant
  • Clearance Diving Diver
  • Diver Leader
  • UDT Company Sergeant Major
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
  • Spec Ops Operator
  • Boat Coxswain

3rd Warrant Officer (3WO) — Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)

  • SAF Sergeant Major 
  • Master Chief, Navy 
  • Formation Master Chief 
  • Formation Senior Medic 
  • Formation Safety Warrant Officer 
  • Operations/Intelligence Warrant Officer 
  • Team Leader 
  • Unit/Squadron Master Chief 
  • Formation Security Officer 
  • Doctrine and Development Warrant Officer 
  • Dive Supervisor 
  • Master Trainer UDT 
  • Instructor (Course Warrant)

Professional Badges